Our scrub brush acts like our personal brand of superman every time we are faced with dirty vessel or messy countertop emergencies. The least we can do is keep them clean. According to the Daily Mail, a kitchen sponge is said to be 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat and can even lead to paralysis. There are 10million bacteria per square inch of a kitchen sponge and 1m per square inch on a dishcloth.
The above fact makes it all the more crucial to maintain a hygienic sponge for the purpose of cleaning vessels. Follow the below rules to avoid the bacteria to take over your home and health:
- If the brush emits even a slight smell, it is time to dispose it
- Avoid keeping the brush moist as a moist brush serves as a breeding ground for bacteria
- Sanitize your sponge in the dishwasher/ microwave at least once a week
- Replace the sponge/ brush every four weeks
- Avoid using the same sponge on dishes and counter tops to prevent cross contamination of bacteria
- Wipe chicken or red meat juices with only a disposable paper towel/ wipes
Fight off bacteria, shout hurrah to health!